Record Breaking Settlement Involving Workplace Safety

  Bumble Bee Foods LLC will pay $6,000,000 to settle criminal charges for a 2012 death of an employee in their Santa Fe Springs, California plant. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a press release Wednesday that the settlement was “the largest-known disbursement in a California criminal prosecution of workplace...

Business Interruption Coverage

  Typically, when business owners think of incurring an insurance loss, they imagine an employee getting hurt on the job, or a fire breaking out in a warehouse or office, thereby damaging or destroying property and goods.  But how often do you consider where and how you would conduct business in...

Insurance Fraud is on the Rise

Insurance Fraud is on the Rise What’s one of the fastest-growing industries in the country? Insurance fraud. From 2010 to 2012, cases of suspected insurance fraud rose 27% nationwide – a problem that is growing at an accelerated rate. From 2010 to 2011, cases grew by 9%, and the following year almost...

Human Resources

In the ever changing market of Workers Compensation, having a knowledgeable Human Resources Department is one of the most useful and cost effective tools in saving your company money.  By utilizing the tools and knowledge from a HR person you will ensure your firm hires, fires and works within the parameters of  California...

Hello from Casey in Woodland!

Hello world! Since joining Van Beurden in 2007, I've enjoyed the personal satisfaction and excitement of working to help customers find solutions to their insurance needs. As a Certified Work Comp Advisor, I work with businesses to successfully reduce costs. Happy New Year 2010, and thanks for reading my first blog post....